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Seattle Park District 2019 Annual Report: Your Tax Dollars at Work

The activities and improvements funded by the Seattle Park District in 2019 were plentiful and multi-faceted, including improving community center services; restoring our urban forest; working with partners to activate and enliven downtown parks; improving off-leash areas; and working with partners to provide culturally relevant programming to people of color, LGBTQIA, immigrants, refugees, and adults in neighborhoods with prevalent health and enrichment disparities.

These are a just a few of the projects and activities funded by the Seattle Park District in 2019. The new Seattle Park District 2019 Annual Report provides highlights of last year’s activities and a comprehensive list of accomplishments in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Approved by Seattle voters in August 2014, the Seattle Park District collects property taxes to fund a wide range of projects and programs. Among the 2019 achievements:

  • Completed 32 major maintenance projects, including play areas, irrigation repairs, pool maintenance projects, and paving improvements on the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Performed maintenance such as carpentry, electrical work, painting, and plumbing at 20 facilities at night with our Third Shift Crew, minimizing disruption to programs and to the public
  • Served 35,000 residents in underrepresented and low-income communities in three recreation programs funded by the Park District
  • Continued the development of our land-banked sites, completing two new parks (Alice Ball in Greenwood and Urban Triangle in downtown), starting construction on three others, and continuing the design process for nine more